On This Day in Music for August 22

Events in Music

  • 1956 Elvis Presley begins filming "Love Me Tender" (The Reno Brothers)
  • 1964 Supreme's "Where Did Our Love Go" reaches #1
  • 1966 The Beatles arrive in New York City and hold two press conferences, one for the press and one for their fans
  • 1987 Madonna's "Who's That Girl" single goes #1
  • 1993 "In the Summer House" closes at Beaumont Theater NYC after 25 performances
  • 2021 Josephine Baker will be the first black woman to be interred in the Panthéon in Paris, according to the French government
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Divorces in Music

  • 1968 Cynthia Lennon sues Beatle member John Lennon for divorce on grounds of adultery

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Musicians Who Died on Aug 22

  • 1599 Luca Marenzio, Italian composer (b. c. 1553)
  • 1831 John White, English organist and violinist, dies at 52
  • 1879 Friedrich August Kummer, German cellist, composer, and pedagogue, dies at 82
  • 1893 Ernst II, Duke of Saxony-Coburg-Gotha (1844-93) and composer, dies at 75
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